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We make data & tech work for communities

We are data and technology specialists. Our work spans open smart cities, open data and data sharing initiatives, data governance mechanisms and much more.

We help organizations

Manage and publish data

Make informed decisions about tech solutions

Implement trusted data governance

Engage local stakeholders

Connect with communities of practices

Improve interoperability

Share data collaboratively

Manage and publish data

Make informed decisions about tech solutions

Implement trusted data governance

Engage local stakeholders

Connect with communities of practices

Improve interoperability

Share data collaboratively

City of Montreal
City of Toronto
Town of Bridgewater
City of Trois-Rivières
Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)
Evergreen Brickworks
McConnell Family Foundation
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Global Data Barometer
Data Publica
Infrastructure Canada
International observatory on the social impacts of artificial intelligence and digital technologies (OBVIA)
Esri Canada
Community Foundations Canada (CFC)
Open Data Institute (ODI)
UN-Habitat
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Open Contracting Partnership
Synapse C

What We Do

Our team of advisors and researchers work with public & private sector partners and community stakeholders to:

  • • Implement Trusted Data Governance Frameworks
  • • Create Collaborative Data Sharing Models
  • • Manage & Publish Open Data
  • • Engage Stakeholders
  • • Improve Interoperability
  • • Make Informed Decisions About Tech Solutions
  • • Connect with Communities of Practices

We are a non-profit, driven by our values. We work with public, private and research partners as well as community stakeholders to foster effective, responsible, and collaborative use of data and technology and solve complex problems.

Who We Are

Our team is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds who specialize in:

  • • Data Governance
  • • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • • Civic Engagement
  • • Information Technology
  • • Applied Research
  • • International Development
  • • Policy Development

Our dynamic team comprises members from diverse backgrounds in a variety of sectors, with specialized expertise in government, strategic and operational planning, community building, information technology, applied research, international development and policy development.

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